Martin J. Purtell, 63, of Little Meadows, PA, passed away on Dec. 12, 2022 after an extended battle with cancer.
Marty was born May 21, 1959, to Donald and Norene Purtell of Little Meadows. After Marty graduated from Montrose Area High School in 1977, he went on to study business at Bloomsburg University.
After graduating from Bloomsburg in 1981, Marty worked at several vocations, most recently employed, until his retirement in 2013, in the manufacturing department of Interconnect Technologies.
Marty was an avid horseshoe player and enjoyed following all types of sports, especially Formula 1 and NASCAR, for many years. Marty was an enthusiastic concert goer and attended hundreds of rock and bluegrass concerts and festivals over his lifetime. Marty developed many friendships through his love of sports and music.
Marty was predeceased by his father, Donald L. Purtell. He is survived by his mother, Norene M. Purtell, his sisters Ellen Lewandowski of Wrightstown, PA; Janet O'Connell of Madison, NJ; Arlene Kern of Newtown Square, PA; his brothers Leo Purtell of Little Meadows, PA; Frank Purtell of York, PA; and Peter Purtell of Baltimore, MD; several brothers and sisters-in-law, numerous nieces and nephews, and a few grandnieces and grandnephews.
Visitation will be held at the Coleman and Daniels Funeral Home in Apalachin, NY, on Saturday, Dec. 17, starting at 2:30 pm., with a service to follow at 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Cancer Care Fund at Guthrie (https://www.guthrie.org/giving-guthrie/ways-give/cancer-care-fund).